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Monthly Archives: January 2018

    Top 5 Benefits of Hiring a Real Estate Agent

    By Doug Yopp | January 31, 2018

    Top 5 Benefits of Hiring a Real Estate Agent The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers in which they surveyed recent home buyers and sellers about their experiences. An entire section of the profile is dedicated to buyers’ experiences with their real estate agents. If you... Read More

    Study: FSBOs Don’t Save Real Estate Commission

    By Doug Yopp | January 12, 2018

    One of the main reasons why For Sale By Owners (FSBOs) don’t use a real estate agent is because they believe they will save the commission an agent charges for getting their house on the market and selling it. A new study by Collateral Analytics, however, reveals that FSBOs don’t actually save anything, and in... Read More

    Feeling ‘Stuck In Place’? You Aren’t Alone… And There’s Hope!

    By Doug Yopp | January 12, 2018

    Whether you are a renter who is searching for your dream home or a homeowner who feels like your only option is to renovate, you have at least one thing in common: feeling stuck in place. According to data from the National Association of Realtors’ Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the average amount of... Read More

    Housing Prices Are NOT Heading For Another Crash

    By Doug Yopp | January 5, 2018

    As home values continue to increase at levels greater than historic norms, some are concerned that we are heading for another crash like the one we experienced ten years ago. We recently explained that the lenient lending standards of the previous decade (which created false demand) no longer exist. But what about prices? Are prices... Read More

    4 Reasons To Buy A Home This Winter!

    By Doug Yopp | January 1, 2018

    Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 7.0% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.7% over the... Read More